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                                                              ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

                                                      (Part Time 30 hours per week /4 days)

Location: Leeds City Centre

£16.5K Pro Rata plus Company Pension and Training


Do you have strong attention to detail, always setting high standards?

Do you have the ability to work under pressure, in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines?

Do you have an enthusiasm and strong desire to promote diverse Arts & Culture?

We are looking for an organised individual with an entrepreneurial spirit focused on excellent customer service to join our small, dynamic and busy team.

South Asian Arts-uk (SAA-uk) is an innovative organisation based in Leeds, established in 1997. We are renowned for excellence and pushing the boundaries in how traditional and contemporary South Asian (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka) music and dance is performed, presented and experienced by participants, audiences and artists. Our artistic programme has 3 clearly defined strands: Performance, Learning and Participation and Special Projects.

SAA-uk are recruiting for an Admin Assistant to help with the day to day running of our busy office in Leeds city centre and assist the team with administrative responsibilities as well as carry out duties including data inputting, donor management, supporting our artistic programmes and much more.

You will be highly organised and enjoy organising others, be confident using IT, have an equally confident telephone manner and be able to prioritise and manage multiple tasks. You will have a clear commitment to providing excellent customer service and enjoy working in a lively, professional environment.


Closing Date: Friday 18th May 2018

Proposed Interviews w/c:  21st May 2018 

For an Application Pack on how to join this dynamic and creative team, please email Darren Tiffney (Operations Manager): darren@saa-uk.org

SAA-uk is an equal opportunities employer and committed to Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.  A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure will be requested upon offer of employment.

SAA-uk welcomes applications from all parts of the community and particularly from black and minority ethnic candidates as members of these groups are currently under-represented in this area.  All appointments will be based on merit.


The SAA-uk board is looking for outstanding individuals, with a passion for Arts & Culture and transformative power of Arts engagement on Young People across Yorkshire for key appointments as members of the SAA-uk Board.

This is a new and exciting structure for the SAA-uk Board and we are looking to appoint new members with a range of skills and experience to work alongside our existing board of trustees. Members of the SAA-uk Board are expected to attend 4 board meetings per annum and attend performances and events where available.  Board members serve on a voluntary basis, although reasonable expenses will be paid.

For more information please download the board recruitment pack.



Becoming a part of SAA-uk is all about empowering others through the arts. You will be part of small team governed by a very supportive Board and we are all part of a large big hearted extended family made up of participants, artists, volunteers and audiences.

Employees have the opportunity to contribute to the over arching Mission of the charity through the skills and expertise that they bring, while developing new skills, knowledge and experience in and about working in the arts sector.

You have the unique opportunities:

  • to gain a deeper understanding of diversity
  • to develop your own creative potential
  • give something back to the community

SAA-uk is an equal opportunites employer and operates a safer recruitment policy.

Testimonial by Eleanor Jones – University Leeds School Music

Ellie JonesOver the past 9 months I have been working as the Education and Outreach Intern at SAA-uk. Applying to work with SAA-uk was one of the best decisions I have ever made and throughout the placement I have grown both professionally and personally. Working as part of such a small team has enabled me to learn about many different aspects of how an organisation is run and also allowed me to really make a difference. Jemma and the whole team have been wonderful and really supportive to help me get the most out of my time with SAA-uk. They have allowed me to work things out for myself but always been on hand if I need extra support.

As well as developing my professional skills such as: marketing, public speaking, organisation and planning, initiative and team working to name a few, I have also matured a great deal and found that my self-confidence and cultural awareness have grown exponentially.

I have really loved working for SAA-uk this year and know that the knowledge I have learnt will help me enormously wherever my future career takes me.

Thank you SAA-uk! X